The DJI Phantom is a four-propeller drone sold with only minimal assembly required. The compact aircraft can be fitted with video cameras so users get a new perspective on their surroundings. The AP's Peter Svensson takes a closer look.
Reuters - Business Video Online (July 30, 2014) Comparing his current crop of drones to early personal computers, DJI founder Frank Wang says the industry is poised for a growth surge - assuming regulators in more markets clear it for takeoff. Jon ... watch video
Reuters (May 20, 2013) Japanese security firm Secom has a warning for would-be robbers - keep your eye on the sky because a soon-to-be-launched security drone will track you down. The drone has been designed to fly to the ... watch video
Reuters (Dec. 4, 2013) Drone developers are increasingly attempting to mimic the flight mechanics of birds an insects for the next generation of miniature, autonomous aircraft, but one researcher in New York, has found ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 6, 2014) A pilotless drone, described as Britain's "most advanced aircraft", surpassed all expectations in a series of secret tests last summer in the Australian outback, according to its manufacturer. The ... watch video
Newsy (Sep. 25, 2014) DHL obtains permission to fly an unmanned drone to an island in the North Sea. It's the first time a drone will be allowed for commercial deliveries.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Nov. 10, 2014) A university graduate from The Netherlands is hoping his ambulance drone will be able to save the lives of cardiac arrest sufferers, who need to be treated within minutes of an attack. The drone ... watch video
AP (Jan. 7, 2015) For the first time ever there's a designated drone area at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. But, the drone industry is still waiting for federal regulators to finalize rules for their ... watch video
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